Final Métamatic Artist’s Lecture Tomorrow

18 Jun

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After several months of stimulating lectures, the Métamatic Artists’ Lectures Series will come to an end tomorrow. Only one more lecture remains: that of Jon Kessler. So head to Felix Meritis (Keizersgracht 324) one last time on June 19. Be sure to register via paul@allartinitiatives.org and to get there on time. As always, the lecture starts at 20:00.

Jon Kessler was born in Yonkers, New York in 1957. His first exhibition was at Artist’s Space in 1983. Since that time he has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Asia. A retrospective of his work ‘Jon Kessler’s Asia’ was mounted at the Kestner-Gesselshaft in Hannover, Germany in 1994 and travelled to the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, in Graz, Austria. His exhibition, ‘The Palace at 4 AM’, began at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in 2005 and travelled to the Phoenix Kulturstiftung / Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen and ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. His works are in many public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and MOCA. He is a Professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he has taught since 1994. He plays guitar for the rock band ‘Barbara Sukowa and the X-Patsys’. Jon Kessler’s ‘The Web’ is an immersive installation that addresses the significance of the internet and mobile devices in our lives while simultaneously examining the role of the viewer in the installation.

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